This October, Melissa Stockwell represented the United States in Auckland, New Zealand and defended the title she’s held for the two previous years in ITU Paratriathlon competition: World Champion. In 2008, she was a member of the US swim team that competed at the Beijing Paralympics. Representing the US as a world-class athlete is just one part of what makes Melissa an inspiration. How she got there, and the limitless positivity she carries with her every day is what makes her a true champion. Read more about Melissa and her story. And check out her REALLY cool Madone Project One.